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“Tuition and fees increased by $4,002,160.32 or 7.63%, due to increases in fee rates as well as enrollment increases, particularly in out-of-state students,” the Management's Discussion & Analysis section of the 2015 financial audit for NCA&T stated.
NCA&T enrolled 10,725 students in Fall 2014. A total of 2,230 of them, or 20 percent, were from out-of-state. The six-year graduation rate at NCA&T (for the class that began Fall 2008) was 49 percent.
FAMU had 10,233 students in Fall 2014, which was a loss of 505 from the previous fall. The Florida auditor general said that: “Net student tuition and fees decreased by $9.2 million, or 17.1 percent, as compared to the 2013-2014 fiscal year. This decrease was due primarily to a decline in enrollment.”
NCA&T saw its enrollment go up again in Fall 2015 to a total of 10,852. But FAMU’s student numbers slid down to 9,920. That cost FAMU another $9M from tuition and fee losses.
FAMU expects to lose another $9M+ due to its projected loss of 920 students in 2016-2017. NCA&T is anticipating more enrollment growth.